Walsh

Students are responsible for knowing all applicable tuition refund dates when registering for courses.

Spring 2020

For classes dropped on or before April 6, 2020:  100% of tuition charges will be credited to your account.

For classes dropped between April 7, 2020 and April 12, 2020:  50% of tuition charges will be credited to your account.

The withdrawal period begins April 13, 2020. Students withdrawing from classes on or after this date will not receive a credit of tuition charges.

NOTE: Dates pertain to 11-week courses. Dates for courses that meet for less than 11 weeks may differ. Dates for these courses can be found on the Walsh Student Portal or in the course syllabus.

Summer 2020

For classes dropped on or before June 29, 2020:  100% of tuition charges will be credited to your account.

For classes dropped between June 30, 2020 and July 5, 2020:  50% of tuition charges will be credited to your account.

The withdrawal period begins July 6, 2020. Students withdrawing from classes on or after this date will not receive a credit of tuition charges.

NOTE: Dates pertain to 11-week courses. Dates for courses that meet for less than 11 weeks may differ. Dates for these courses can be found on the Walsh Student Portal or in the course syllabus.

Tuition Refund Policy

Students may drop classes through the fourteenth day of the semester. After the fourteenth day of the semester students will have to withdraw from courses and no refund or credit of tuition charges will be given during the withdrawal period. Students can add, drop or withdraw from courses online using the Walsh Student Portal or by contacting Records and Registration at records@walshcollege.edu. When dropping online, check your schedule to ensure your class has been dropped.

Note: Instructors and advisors do not drop or withdraw students from courses. Also, students are not automatically dropped from courses for non-payment or non-attendance. Students will be automatically dropped from future semesters if payment is not made in full by the last day of the current term.

Below is a breakdown of the Refund Policies:

NOTE: Dates pertain to 11-week courses. Dates for courses that meet for less than 11 weeks may differ. Dates for these courses can be found on the Walsh Student Portal or in the course syllabus.

  • For courses dropped through the eighth day of the semester, 100 percent of tuition charges will be credited to the student’s account.
  • For courses dropped between the ninth and fourteenth day of the semester, 50 percent of tuition charges will be credited to the student’s account.
  • No tuition refund will be given for courses dropped after the fourteenth day of the semester (withdrawal period).  Students are responsible for all tuition and fees incurred.
  • International fees are non-refundable.
  • Student support fee is non-refundable unless all courses are dropped. 100% or 50% of the fee will be refunded based on when the last course is dropped. Refer to refund dates.

Disbursement of Refunds

All accounts with credit balances (money owed to the student) will be issued a refund after the add/drop period and may take up to 14 calendar days to process. For financial aid students, if aid exceeds the tuition and fees charges, a refund will be issued within 14 days from the date the financial aid/scholarship was applied to the student account.  Refunds from Title IV funds disbursed to accounts after the first payment due date will result in a balance due to Walsh. Federal regulations prohibit the use of Title IV funds to pay late fees. Direct deposit is available on the Walsh Student Portal.  Checks are mailed to the address Walsh has on record and cannot be picked up.

Tuition Refund Policy Affecting Financial Aid Recipients

Refer to the Return of Title IV Policy here.

Late Withdrawal or Refund Policy

If a documentable extenuating circumstance (unforeseen and unavoidable that prevents a student from attending their course(s) for the term), exceptions to the withdrawal and tuition refund deadlines may be granted. To be considered for an exception to these policies, the student must drop or withdraw from all course(s) (an exception may be granted if supporting documentation is provided with the written request). To drop or withdraw from course(s), please contact Records and Registration at records@walshcollege.edu.  Students receiving federal financial aid should refer to the section entitled “Tuition Refund Policy Affecting Financial Aid Recipients” above.  The last day to withdraw from courses is during the ninth week of the term (students should refer to the Academic Calendar each term for drop and withdraw dates).

Walsh does not automatically drop students from classes for non-payment or non-attendance. Students are responsible for tuition and fees when dropping or withdrawing beyond the 100% refund period. Students must still make payments in full and on time when submitting a request for a late withdrawal or refund.

Completed courses are not eligible for a late withdrawal or refund.  Also, if coursework is continued after the dates of the circumstance, the late withdrawal or refund may not be eligible. If the dates of the circumstance do not coincide with the term and coursework, the late withdrawal or refund may also not be eligible.

Requests for exceptions to the withdrawal or refund policy must be directed in writing to the Business Office and must be accompanied by a signed Late Withdrawal or Refund Request form available in the Student Portal or by emailing the Business Office at business@walshcollege.edu. Any documentation supporting the request should be included and is encouraged. Original documents must be provided upon request if submitted electronically.  Only signed and dated requests with complete documentation will be accepted.

Requests must be submitted within four weeks after the start of the subsequent term (refer to the Academic Calendar for dates). Late requests will not be reviewed.  Requests will be reviewed by the Late Withdrawal or Refund Committee and a response will be sent in writing within 30 days.  The decision of the Late Withdrawal or Refund Committee is final.

If the Committee determines that the request meets the criteria for a tuition refund exception, a 100 percent credit of the tuition and course fee charges will be applied to the student's account. International fees and student support fees are non-refundable unless all enrolled courses are approved for a refund by the Committee.  If the courses were withdrawn, they will be changed to a drop and will not appear on the student’s transcript.

If the Committee determines the request does not qualify for a tuition refund exception and the withdrawal period has passed, a late withdrawal will be considered.  If granted, a grade of “W” (withdrawal) will appear on the student’s transcript. The student will be responsible for all tuition and fees.  If approved, it will be a one-time exception and all future requests will be denied.  Note that a student is only allowed two withdrawals per course.

Examples of circumstances that may qualify for an exception include but are not limited to:

  • Illness or injury with signed doctor’s note on original letterhead indicating inability to attend course(s);
  • Death of an immediate family member (spouse, parents, grandparents, siblings, and children) with death certificate or death notice;
  • Involuntary work transfer or shift change with employer documentation; or,
  • Military deployment.

Examples of circumstances that do not qualify for an exception include but are not limited to:

  • Conflicts between personal and class schedules;
  • Overtime;
  • Accepting a new position or voluntary transfer within current employment;
  • Loss of employer tuition reimbursement;
  • Being a new student;
  • Not knowing the withdrawal/refund policies or the withdrawal/refund deadlines;
  • Forgetting you enrolled for classes;
  • Difficult class schedules, non-attendance, or poor course performance; or
  • Completed courses.